Our People

The Rev’d Mark Calder

Minister
E-mail The Rev’d Mark Calder

It’s been my joy to serve this church since December 2009. I’ve loved getting to know the people here. They are a wonderful group with real servant hearts who love Jesus and want to serve Noosa. I love helping people understand who Jesus is and it’s a privilege for me to explain the Bible each Sunday and show how God speaks to us to shape and transform our lives. I married Susan in July 1989 and we have been blessed with three beautiful adult children, a son-in-law and a granddaughter! On our day off, Susan and I love to walk in the national park; love to find a good coffee and I enjoy exploring the world through the internet. Mobile: 0412 585 686

The Rev’d Gary McClellan

Interim pastor, Peregian congregation; Community Chaplain, St Andrew's College
E-mail The Rev’d Gary McClellan

It is such a privilege to live and work in this beautiful part of God’s world. My passion is to help people discover Jesus Christ and grow in their knowledge and love of Him. In January 2017 my family relocated from Melbourne, where I worked as an Anglican Minister in a large church in the south-eastern suburbs for 13 years. Prior to Melbourne we lived in Sydney, where I worked in the construction industry before retraining and working in full time Christian ministry, specifically with youth. My beautiful wife, Bek, is a physiotherapist and together we have two terrific, school-age daughters: Jazlyn and Indi. I love camping and 4-wheel driving, the beach, good food, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends. I am excited be the Community Chaplain at St Andrew’s Anglican College, working in partnership with the Anglican Church of Noosa, and look forward to meeting you soon. Email Gary: GMcClellan@saac.qld.edu.au

Ministry opportunties

Ministry opportunites
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Peregian pastor

We exist to glorify God by making disciples as we love and serve Noosa.

In accord with that vision, we are praying that the Lord will send us someone who loves Jesus, loves people, is a great Bible teacher, and has a heart to see those who don’t yet know Jesus, come into relationship with him.

We have a wonderful congregation of people at Peregian Springs which meets in the drama studio at St Andrew’s Anglican College. We average around 30 people + children and young people, but honestly believe that with inspiring leadership and a gospel focus, this could easily be 130!

The Peregian pastor would work closely with our minister Mark Calder, along with the chaplain and principal of the college. They would share some responsibility across the whole Anglican church of Noosa which has two other congregations – one at Tewantin and one at Sunshine Beach.

Whilst ordination as an Anglican priest would be an advantage, we may also be able to appoint someone as an authorised lay minister.

See our church vision here.

Initial enquiries ought to be made to Mark Calder mncalder@gmail.com

Youth and children’s pastor

We exist to glorify God by making disciples as we love and serve Noosa.

In accord with that vision, we are praying that the Lord will send us someone who loves Jesus, loves young people and children, is a great Bible teacher, and has a heart to see those who don’t yet know Jesus, come into relationship with him.

We have had a fortnightly youth group of between 30-45 kids for the last two years meeting on a Friday night at St Andrew’s Anglican College at Peregian Springs. While the kids love the games and letting their hair down at the end of the week, they have also revelled in the small-group discussion which has followed a Bible talk.

On Sunday mornings, we have around 10-12 young people who join us for church and head out for their own Bible teaching and discussion.

We are looking for someone with theological and practical training in youth and/or children’s ministry to take up this role, working in conjunction with the college.

We know children’s ministry requires different skills, but we would love to find someone who could also help oversee our children’s teams at both Peregian Springs and Tewantin – recruiting, inspiring and training leaders and coordinating opportunities such as holiday kids’ club and other connecting activities.

This is a full-time role – or for a married couple – could be two part time roles.

See our church vision here.

Initial enquiries ought to be made to Mark Calder mncalder@gmail.com